It’s almost Christmas Day! Have you finished your Christmas shopping? If you’re still searching for last minute gifts, we have some suggestions for the candle lover in your life that won’t break the bank. You can choose any of these options for under $25. But you’d better hurry…time is running out!
1. Wick Trimmer
Wick trimmers are neat little accessories. They are special scissors that are used to trim candle wicks. Most have a little “trap” that will also catch the wick trimmings once the wick has been clipped. They make things neat and tidy and are an excellent gift that shouldn’t cost you more than $20.
2. Wick Dipper
A useful accessory, the wick dipper is used to gently plunge a lit wick into the wax melt pool to extinguish it. This keeps the candle lover from having to blow on the wick, possibly splattering wax everywhere or experiencing a trail of smoke. It also helps prime the wick for future burning. You can find very simple, inexpensive ones or more ornate, decorative ones. In most cases, this gift can be paired with a wick trimmer and you’ll still come under $25.
3. Candle plate
Candle plates can be found in all shapes, sizes and patterns. If you know your candle lover’s decor, it will be easy to find a plate that may compliment their home. Candle plates are placed underneath candles to help protect furniture and to provide a little bit of extra flair. Candle plates can be very simple or decorative, neutral (to go with any decor) or colorful (with or without patterns). The possibilities are really endless. To make your gift extra special, combine it with a pillar candle to make a set.
4. Wax Melter
If you know that the candle lover in your life also loves wax melts, try buying them a wax melter for their use. Or introduce someone to the world of wax melts! You can find tealight melters, electric melters, or bulb melters in many local stores these days such as Walmart or Target and the prices are very reasonable. If you head to specialty stores such as Yankee Candle or Bath & Body Works, expect to spend a little more. However, these stores often run sales or have coupons that can keep you under that $25 mark. Depending on your final price point, you might want to consider pairing this gift with a package of wax melts or tealights.
Most candle lovers will never say they have too many candles, so if you know a favorite – go for it! Even better, buy them one from a company that you know they may not have tried in the past. There may be a local candle store near you, or you can shop at various retail stores that are still open. While purchasing a particular candle scent can be tricky, if you know your party’s likes/dislikes, this can be a great gift. If you are unsure about scent, there are numerous unscented decorative candles you can choose from. Their beauty lies in the presentation and you’ll be safe by avoiding any scent-conflicts. With a $25 budget, you’ll have a wide range of options.
So there you have it…some suggestions for last-minute gifts that simply won’t break the bank. What are you waiting for? Get shopping!
Happy candle burning ~